Dr. David Jeffcoat is the regional director for the UF Innovation Station (UFIS) at the Research and Education Engineering Facility (REEF). In this role, he is responsible for oversight and leadership of UFIS-REEF and all of its programs to serve the industry, citizens, and community of the Northwest Florida region.
Dr. Jeffcoat has more than 40 years of experience in technical and technical management positions in industry, government, and academia, including 31 years in engineering at Eglin Air Force Base. Since 2011, Dr. Jeffcoat has served as site director for the UF Research and Engineering Education Facility (REEF) in Shalimar, FL. The UF REEF offers graduate degrees in engineering and provides research capability to the Air Force Research Lab. UF students and faculty at the REEF conduct research in diverse fields including autonomy, aerodynamics, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and machine learning.
Dr. Jeffcoat holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Troy University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University.